Despite recent societal efforts to ban straws and grocery bags, plastic continues to be one of the leading source of global pollution. To combat this long running problem, Bethany Jorgensen, ecology grad and DNR Graduate Student, decided that instead of traditional scientific practice, a combination of social media, art and technology is the solution.
Noting Decker’s immeasurable contributions to the natural resource profession, his impeccable professional and personal ethic, and his innovative vision for 21st century wildlife management, WMI President, Steve Williams, summed up the award presentation by quoting a colleague in reference to Decker, “This guy had it all figured out in the late 90’s. He’s just been waiting for the rest of us to catch up.”
The Series encourages its listeners to move beyond the “doom and gloom” of current ills of food systems and thus grasp and embrace those paths, processes, and practices that take us into viable near futures. DNR's own Dr. Steven Wolf provides his own take on this topic.
Mark Whitmore, an extension associate in natural resources at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, briefed congressional staffers on the subject Feb. 26 in Washington, D.C., as part of National Invasive Species Awareness Week.
Keith Tidball began as CCE agriculture & natural resources program leader in Ontario County in 2002. In 2003 he moved to the Department of Natural Resources in CALS, where he has worked since. Currently, he is a senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources, and assistant director of Cornell Cooperative Extension for Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Tidball serves as the leader of a suite of projects dealing with veterans and military families, and serves as the director of the New York State Extension Disaster Education Network.
Brooke Zanetell is an alumna of the natural resources program at Cornell from which she holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. Prior to attending Cornell, she earned her B.S. in biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Since leaving Cornell, she worked in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and has become an assistant professor in the natural resources program at the University of New Mexico–Taos, which she worked to create.
A PRELUDE TO the growing season, the last week of May usually marks the onset of summer in Kyrgyzstan, a mountainous Central Asian republic about the size of Nebraska. In preparation for the hotter months ahead, flock-owners gather their sheep and shave off their wooly winter fleeces. Farmers and herders make up a third of the country’s labor force, and their seasonal rhythms are essential to the survival of millions of people — and their animals.
Science for the greater global good earns a spotlight at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Washington, D.C., as Cornell’s Karim-Aly Kassam will co-lead a full morning on science diplomacy at a workshop, “Transcending Academic and National Boundaries and Advancing Scientific Discovery,” on Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt.